Montserrat Monastery Guided Visit (Early Morning) with Audiovisual Space and Liquor Tasting

The tour was an excellent way to get to see Montserrat and going early before the tourist rush was great. The beginning of the tour was guided and then there was plenty of free time to explore on your own. ...Anonymous, – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Visit Santa Maria de Montserrat Benedictine abbey early in the morning for a more peaceful and spiritual athmosphere. Learn all about Catalonia's most important religious retreat, visit its Basilica and Museum. Marvel at the mountain views and the impressive St. Jaume rocks.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided visit of Montserrat Monastery with its centrepiece Basilica and Museum

  • Avoid crowds and admire the Black Madonna the Virgin of Montserrat, the Patron Saint of Catalonia

  • Marvel at the magic views and spectacular surrounding mountains and rocks

  • Taste some delicious liquor, handmade by the Benedictine monks

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Barcelona
Departs From:
Barcelona
Meeting Point:
Plaça Catalunya
Duration:
6 hours
Availability:
daily at 7:15 AM
Product Code:
14603
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Description

Avoid the crowds and visit Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery, known for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat.

Relax as we head from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat sacred mountain, the highest point of the Catalan lowlands by comfortable coach.

Visit the Museum of Montserrat and marvel at its cultural heritage with your tour guide. The Museum of Montserrat contains six very different collections including a selection of the most outstanding artistic and archaeological heritage. Discover more than 1.300 pieces that embrace a vast chronological period from the 13th century BC with an Egyptian sarcophagus to the 20th century with paitings of El Greco, Caravaggio, Monet, Degas, Pissaro, etc. and also one of the finest collections of Catalan painting. Lean about outstanding names such as Picasso and Dalí, etc. See the graphic works by many of the greatest contemporary artists such as Chagall, Braque, Le Corbusier, Rouault, Miró, Dalí, Picasso, Clavé and Tàpies to name a few.

Fall in love with the architecture of the Basilica which combines Gothic and Renaissance styles, visit its atrium and its sacristy as well as an interesting permanent exhibition on the image of the Virgin which shows how it has changed over the years.

You will have 2 hours of free time after your guided tour to visit the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat and taste delicious liquors made by the monks of Montserrat Monastery.

Then, you will be taken back to downtown Barcelona after the tour.

Itinerary

  • 07:15 - Departure from meeting point in downtown Barcelona

  • 08:00 to 08:15 - Arrival to Montserrat

  • 08:20 to 10:00 - Guided tour of Montserrat Monastery

  • 10:00 to 12:00 - Free time

  • 12:15 - Departure from Montserrat

  • 13:00 to 13:20 - Arrival to meeting point in downtown Barcelona

Includes

  • Transportation from meeting point in Barcelona

  • Montserrat Monastery guided visit including Montserrat Museum and Montserrat Basilica

  • Free time

  • Entrance to Audiovisual Space 'Montserrat Portes Endins' in Montserrat

  • Liquor tasting

Excludes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour is free for children up to 2 years old. Discounted rates apply for children aged 3 to 6.

  • You will be able to reschedule your tour with a 72hours notice minimum if needed.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% Cancellation Fee (Non-refundable): 2 days prior to date of activity.

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